Following the decision taken on 6 May by the Turkish Supreme Election Council to cancel the 31 March election of the Mayor of Istanbul and at the invitation of the Turkish authorities, a delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will observe the re-run of the mayoral election on 23 June 2019.
Prior to the Election Day, the delegation, led by Andrew DAWSON (CRE, United Kingdom), will hold meetings in Ankara and Istanbul with members of the electoral administration, representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as NGOs and the media. Exchanges are also planned with candidates running in the election.
On 23 June, the Congress delegation will be deployed to polling stations in Istanbul to observe the voting process. The preliminary conclusions will be presented by the Head of the delegation at a press conference in Istanbul on 24 June.